First, the winner.
Tonight I installed a plug-in that might number my blog comments in the future, but I had to count the old fashioned way since it doesn’t appear to be retroactive. I told my husband that I counted 112 from the end, and if I miscounted, I figured that was random, too. He disagreed, but we’re all in go-mode sewing Christmas gifts, right? There’s little time to stress over some counting.
Nevertheless, I’m pretty sure that number 410 is:
Anne! I completely agree! I created my last paper piecing pattern because I wanted to piece an airplane to go on my son’s wall – he’s nuts about them. And, you’ve just reminded me that I never shared the bunting I made for his room here on my blog. It’s such a fun way to decorate a space; I hope your daughter gets hers soon!
In case you missed the giveaway last week, I asked commenters to tell me where they find inspiration because I’ve been thinking a lot about inspiration as I reflect on the past year of sewing. I had several goals for the year, and while I’m happy to accept that I didn’t sew absolutely everything that I thought I would when I made my list in January, I feel like I need to do some focusing in 2015 to make sure what I create matches my artistic vision/goals. I want to chase the the ideas that inspire me. I found many new sources of inspiration from all of your comments – as well as comfort in seeing how similar I am to many of you when it comes to what inspires us!
Each month this past year, my quilting bee deadlines were motivating, but the bee blocks were more about the queen bee than me – as they should be. Sometimes I can maintain motivation from within, and sometimes I need the external nudge of a deadline. In the upcoming year, I’m dropping all bees except my charity bee and joining a few swaps. I think the swaps will be a perfect nudge to keep my sewing a priority, but I think I’ll have more room to exercise my own creative self.
My first swap? Round Three of Schitzel & Boo’s Mini Quilt Swap.
My partner in this secret swap is a big fan of Bari J., so I asked the folks at Art Gallery fabrics if I could get a head start on working with some Petal and Plume.
I have grand plans for this, but you – and my partner – will have to wait!
Linking with Mr. Molli Sparkles.